Ohio State Lands Grad Transfer Forward

After a season that came to a dramatic halt, Chris Holtmann and company received good early offseason news today as Seth Towns, a 6’7” forward from Columbus and the all-time leading scorer at Northland High School, announced he is choosing to play his final two years at Ohio State. Towns, a former Top 150 recruit, was the Ivy League player of the year as a sophomore at Harvard, averaging 16 points and 5.7 rebounds while shooting 44.1% from behind the arc before struggling with a knee injury that cost him the past two seasons. After graduating with a degree in Sociology, he will be eligible immediately as a redshirt junior. His addition will give the Buckeyes more length and versatility on the wing to go along with Cal transfer Justice Sueing and Musa Jallow. As of now, Ohio State is one scholarship above the limit after adding Towns and the announcement of the transfer of D.J. Carton. It will sort itself out, but for now, the Buckeyes have to be excited about the Towns addition. The competition for his services was strong as he chose Ohio State over Duke, Virginia, Kansas, Michigan, Syracuse and Maryland.  If he can stay healthy, expect Towns to have an immediate impact on the floor for Team 122, who look to be a contender for the upper echelon of the Big Ten standings.

-Jason Harris

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